I’m not a late nighter.I’m the girl who DVR’s or catches the highlights during the Today show, but like most of the Generation X’ers I love me some Jimmy Fallon! And even though I still couldn’t stay up late for it ( I do have a small baby people) I did make sure to catch all his come upings this week. That said, a Facebook Friend, someone I don’t know in person and a social media celeb in her own right, Katie Lance, blogged about Mr Fallon and his five social media lessons. A great read and I encourage you to take a peek, but it inspired me to write my own five things I have learned from the one and only Jimmy Fallon and how they can relate to selling your house. I know, I know, how is Jimmy Fallon like selling a house? Sounds like a bad joke, but give me a minute and I think I can make you see
We all like Jimmy and that’s his appeal. As Ms. Lance points out he is the every man. Someone you knew from college, or the guy that always brings a smile to your face. So when it comes to selling your home, you need to remember this lesson.
5.Be the every man home. In other words, make your home comfortable enough that anyone seeing your home could picture themself living there. For example, don’t show off all your family pictures, a few here or there are fine, but don’t overwhelm the buyer with visual noise. Walk around your home and think model home what do I want buyers to see and remember about my home.
But while you want to be well liked you should stand out as well, just like the late night talk show host. Be humble about your home, but show off it’s great attributes.
4.Show off your assets. Jimmy knows where his talent lays, and he goes there and so should your home. Does your house have a great fireplace? Make it the centerpiece of your room! Is the kitchen pantry to die for? Well then, clean it up and show it off!
And while we are on the topic of talent, we all know Mr. Fallon has it, but he does get a little help from his friends. He surrounds himself with others which want him to be as successful as he desires! So when it comes to getting your home sold, you should surround yourself with the best as well!
3. Pick a Realtor that really rocks!Seriously, find someone with the passion and the burning desire to sell your home. Does the real estate agent really seem interested in listing your home, or is just another home to them? What can they offer that another agent might not be able to?
Jimmy Fallon has been the talk of the town this week. He had the water cooler hopping and everyone was thirsty for more. He did this by keeping his guest list interesting and high demand. You can do this by having a successful blast off of your home on the MLS.
2.Be ready to be awesome.So you may not have Justin Timberlake in your guest room, but you need to make your home look like he may be stopping by. In other words, before your house hits the market, cut the shrubs, paint the living room, store all the extra stuff you don’t use on a daily basis, and get your home show ready. Who knows maybe J.T. will stop by!
And finally the number one reason why Jimmy Fallon rocks at his job, as well as Ms. Lance, …they own the social media world..
1. Put it out there. Be the social king or queen with the selling of your home. Make sure you and your Realtor, text it, tweet it, put it on Facebook, instragram and pin it! Jimmy and his crew are constantly out there with their show highlights, teases and must see moments…and so should your house. Treat it like the celebrity it is and make it become a star around town that everyone wants to see.
Sue Benson, a.k.a. The Pink Lady of Real Estate
REMAX MARKETING SPECIALISTS
SPRING HILL FL